Eco-Friendly Radiant Heated Driveways
While installing a radiant heated driveway may sound like a bit of a stretch in terms of "contributing to the environment," the claim is not far-fetched by any means. According to Spring-Green, a recognized leader in the professional lawn and tree care industry, salt spread over asphalt and sidewalks to melt ice is harmful to lawns and landscape plants - not to mention pets in the neighborhood. When salt products are spread over streets and walkways, the salt inevitably splashes or drains onto nearby foliage. The sodium chloride burns the plants and is absorbed by their root systems.
Spring-Green also stated that using alternate "ice-melt" products isn't the answer either. Commercial products contain potassium chloride, which has a lower burn rate than sodium chloride but doesn't effectively melt the ice. What the "snow and ice melting" products do is break the bond between the ice and the surface of the pavement, making it easier for you to manually remove the ice.
Warmzone driveway heating systems are the best option to melt the ice while protecting the surrounding landscape. The heated driveway systems don't utilize any harmful chemicals, and they efficiently and reliably melt snow and ice. The systems are very energy efficient and maintenance free. Install a radiant heated driveway and you won't have to worry about breaking out the snow shovel or bags of salt again.
Radiant snow melting systems can be installed in almost any driveway and can be retrofitted into existing concrete and asphalt surfaces. These electric driveway heating systems feature time-tested, state-of-the-art technology, and are surprisingly easy to install.
Warmzone carries both low- and line-voltage radiant snow melting systems and will help you determine which system is best for your specific project. The systems are fully automated, but can also be manually operated to deal with snow drifts or if ice has formed in a shaded area on the driveway. Wake up in the morning and relax while the radiant heating system melts away the snow, or come home from a weekend vacation and enjoy clear access to your garage. Contact Warmzone at 888.488.9276 to begin designing your radiant heated driveway system today.
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